April 12, 2019 Conference
The recent, dramatic increase in surgical options to treat glaucoma has created new opportunities, but at the same time it has made determining the best choice for individual patients more complex. Balancing the unique potential benefits and risks of each surgery to the unique needs and issues confronting each glaucoma patient is a challenging but critical task for clinicians. This lecutre will review considerations for each type of glaucoma surgery and how they relate to typical and atypical patient features and concerns, including IOP goals, risks for complications, refractive goals, and postoperative course.
After participating in this course, physicians will be able to (1) describe the benefits and risks of the full range of glaucoma surgeries available in the United States and (2) apply this knowledge to balance surgical features with patient issues, taking into account unique patient needs and goals.